youth art camps

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July 19 - August 12

Weekly Camps run Tuesday - Friday from 1-5 pm

 

Our summer program is designed for youth to explore a variety of visual and digital art and cultivate creativity. Students will develop new skills and techniques in sculpture, painting, digital art, printmaking, leather making and more! Using traditional mediums and iPads/iPencils for each student, these camps are for ages 11-14.

 

This year, we are also offering an Artist  Apprenticeship program for ages 15-18 to work alongside our camp instructors. Our instructors are working artists with extensive experience teaching art to youth and have crafted the program to allow kids the flexibility and freedom to be creative, have fun and learn techniques that they can use in the future.

 

“An excellent camp for older kids, focused on building art skill and

not entertainment, group activities or busy work.

A nice contrast to some other camps.” - Parent Feedback

 

“It was an awesome program. Just the

right amount of freedom and direction.” - Parent Feedback

 

 

 

Thanks to the Dotty & Frank Light Family, Springfield Arts Commission Heritage Arts Grant, Springfield TARGET and Eugene COSTCO we are offering scholarships to low-income families to participate in our 2022 Youth Art Camp!


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Session 1: DIGITAL ART & MUSIC (FULL)

July 19 - 22 from 1-5 pm

Ages 11-14

$160/ $140 Early Bird (price ends June 30)

Scholarship available

Instructor: Olive DelSol

Multimedia Artist, DJ and Musician, Performing Arts Instructor Coburg Community Charter School, former LAC Teaching Artist and Design Arts Mentor, BPS Berklee School of Music www.treefrogarts.com

 

This week is about exploring and blending visual art and sound into multimedia art! Students will use Procreate and GarageBand apps on iPads to explore fundamentals in design and music, using hands-on applications to play with visual and aural senses. They will learn about synthesizers, waveforms, beats and melodies and play with the shapes of sound waves. They will create designs and digital shapes in Procreate and collaboratively develop art that stimulates the sensations of sight and sound. On the final day of camp, students will perform and/or exhibit their synestic project, as well as print their art to take home or display at the Art Camp Gallery show. For more information, view our Detailed Curriculum.

SAVE $. REGISTER BY JUNE 30 to get the EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT!

 

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Session 2: GRAPHIC DESIGN & PRINTMAKING FUN
July 26 - 29 from 1-5 pm

Ages 11-14

$160/ $140 Early Bird (price ends June 30)

Scholarship available!
Instructor: Krista Raasch
Interdisciplinary artist, Maude Kerns Instructor, MFA UO www.KristaRaasch.com 

 

This week will introduce and encourage other ways of creating through experimentation, play, exploration and mixed media. Students will be hands-on in the studio, learning a range of printmaking techniques including expressive monotypes and relief based linocut block-printing. This class will use technology as a part of the printmaking process: learning digital drawing and design on the Procreate app, playing around with digital layers, tools and planning out the linocut design. Students will take home multiple prints, digital art posters, get to do a “print exchange,” and exhibit their work in the Art Camp Gallery show. For more information, view our Detailed Curriculum.

SAVE $. REGISTER BY JUNE 30 to get the EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT!

 

 

 

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Session 3: PAINTING!

Aug 2 - 5 from 1-5 pm

Ages 11-14

$160/ $140 Early Bird (price ends June 30)

Scholarship available!

Instructor: Will Paradis 

Painter, Artist in Residence LAC, Art Project Coordinator MuseArt Program

 

This week is all about painting! Students will engage in hands-on painting exercises that build foundational components they can use creatively and however they choose. They will explore painters through history and create their own landscapes, seascapes, figurative paintings and abstractions. Students will have the opportunity to collaborate, working together in collective world building and portraiture. Using quality acrylic paints, stretched and wrapped canvas and bristol board, students get to paint to their heart’s delight. At the end of camp, many will take home nearly a dozen different paintings after choosing one to exhibit in the Art Camp Gallery Show. For more information, view our Detailed Curriculum!

SAVE $. REGISTER BY JUNE 30 to get the EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT!

 

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Session 4: LEATHER MAKING, ALEBRIJES & NATURAL DYES

Aug 9 - 12 from 1-5 pm

Ages 11-14

$160/ $140 Early Bird (price ends June 30)

Scholarship available!

Instructors: Antonio Huerta, Diana Ramirez, Krista Raasch
Master charro; BEST Teacher, BFA UO; Interdisciplinary artist, Maude Kerns Instructor, MFA UO www.kristaraasch.com

 

This week explores leather making, mythical creature sculpture and natural dyes! For the first two days, students will learn about talabartería from a master charro, or Mexican cowboy, who will demonstrate roping techniques, leather types, uses and tools. They will work hands-on doing leather stamping, stitching and decorative work. From there, students will learn about alebrijes, or Mexican folk art sculptures of mythical creatures, zoomorphic and fantastic figures that combine reptile, dragon, insect and mammal parts. They will design, construct and paint their own fantasy sculptures and learn techniques and materials to make more creatures at home. Finally, they will explore natural dyes to use for antiquing scrolls and to paint with. By the last day, students will have a leather wallet/cardholder, leather bookmark, fantastical creature sculpture and select one of their pieces for exhibit at the Art Camp Gallery, which kicks off that evening during Springfield's August Artwalk. For more information, view our Detailed Curriculum.

 

SAVE $. REGISTER BY JUNE 30 to get the EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT!

 

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ARTIST APPRENTICESHIP

One week program between July 19 - August 12

Ages 15-18

$90/ $75 Early Bird (price ends June 30)

Scholarship available

 

Our artist apprenticeship program offers students aged 15-18 experience working alongside professional artists, mentorship and guidance in their artistic endeavors and promotes leadership skills in a fun art camp setting! Based on each student’s artistic interests, they will be paired with one of our instructors and work alongside them during a week of art camp. Prior to this, apprentices will meet with their matched instructors to share their artwork, discuss their interests, challenges and be “trained” to assist with camp activities and responsibilities. Apprentices will get to participate in a week of camp, learning techniques, tools and materials, while engaging camp students and assisting the instructor. For more information, view our Detailed Curriculum.

 

SAVE $. REGISTER BY JUNE 30 to get the EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT!

ARTIST APPRENTICESHIP SESSION LIST:

Session 1: DIGITAL ART & MUSIC

July 19 - 22 from 1-5 pm

Instructor: Olive DelSol

Multimedia Artist, DJ and Musician, Performing Arts Instructor Coburg Community Charter School, former LAC Teaching Artist and Design Arts Mentor, BPS Berklee School of Music www.treefrogarts.com
 

Session 2: GRAPHIC DESIGN & PRINTMAKING FUN
July 26 - 29 from 1-5 pm

Instructor: Krista Raasch
Interdisciplinary artist, Maude Kerns Instructor, MFA UO www.kristaraasch.com

 

Session 3: PAINTING!

Aug 2 - 5 from 1-5 pm

Instructor: Will Paradis 

Painter, Artist in Residence LAC, Art Project Coordinator MuseArt Program

 

Session 4: LEATHER MAKING, ALEBRIJES & NATURAL DYES

Aug 9 - 12 from 1-5 pm

Instructors: Antonio Huerta, Diana Ramirez, Krista Raasch
Master charro; BEST Teacher, BFA UO; Interdisciplinary artist, Maude Kerns Instructor, MFA UO www.kristaraasch.com